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You Have A Right To Know The Facts About Abortion

Abortion is not just a simple medical procedure. For many women, it is a life changing event with significant physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences. Most women who struggle with past abortions say that they wish they had been told all the facts about abortion.2

 Complications of Abortion

“In medical practice, there are few surgical procedures given so little attention and so underrated in its potential hazards as abortion. It is a commonly held view that complications are inevitable.” - Abortionist Warren Hern4


Short-Term Medical Risks of Abortion
  • Pelvic Infection (Sepsis)
  • Incomplete Abortion
  • Blood Clots in the Uterus
  • Heavy Bleeding (Hemorrhage)
  • Cut or Torn Cervix
  • Perforation of the Uterus Wall
  • Anesthesia-Related Complications3
Long-Term Medical Risks of Abortion
  • Complications associated with an abortion may make it difficult to become pregnant in the future or carry a pregnancy to term.
  • Women who have a strong family history of breast cancer or who have clinical findings of breast disease should seek medical advice from their physician regardless of their decision to become pregnant or have an abortion. 3
Abortion Is Not Your Only Choice

You need not face this problem alone. There are people who care about you and your baby------people who will help you in this time of desperate need. 4

 
ADOPTION

ABORTION
Similarities You can pursue earlier goals and plans.

You can live independently.


You will not have to parent prematurely.


You will be free from the financial burdens of parenting.


You will have the freedom to choose if you want to have a long-term relationship with the baby’s father.


You can resume your education or career.
You can pursue earlier goals and plans.

You can live independently.

You will not have to parent prematurely.

You will be free from the financial burdens of parenting.

You will have the freedom to choose if you want to have a long-term relationship with the baby’s father.

You can resume your education or career.

Differences
Your pregnancy ends with giving life.

You may feel good and positive about your choice.

You will remember giving birth.

You will have plenty of time to plan your and your baby’s future.

You can hold, name, and love your baby.

You can have continued contact with your child.

Your pregnancy ends with death.

You may feel guilt and shame about your choice.

You will remember taking a life.

Abortion is final; you can’t reverse your decision.

You will never know or treasure your baby.

You will miss the opportunity to see your child develop.


Sources Cited
1. Adoption & Abortion: Differences and Similarities. (1997). Bethany Christian Services. www.bethany.org
2. Before You Decide. (2003). Care Net
3. If You Are Pregnant: Information on Fetal Development, Abortion and Alternatives. (2004). Minnesota Department of Health.
www.health.state.mn.us
4. Schieber, M. E., You Have A Right To Know. (2001). Easton Publishing Company, Inc. www.eastonpublishing.com

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